seraphim

plural noun
ser·​a·​phim | \ ˈser-ə-ˌfim How to pronounce seraphim (audio) , -ˌfēm \

Definition of seraphim

1 : an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy
2 singular, plural seraphim : one of the 6-winged angels standing in the presence of God

Examples of seraphim in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are angels, seraphim, cherubim, holy chariots. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "The Boarder," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of seraphim

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for seraphim

Late Latin seraphim, plural, seraphs, from Hebrew śĕrāphīm

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“Seraphim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seraphim. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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